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Food Storage: How To Start Your Emergency Food Supply

April 16, 2019 2 min read

How To Start Your Emergency Food Supply

We know little bit of planning goes a long way when you are in the middle of an emergency situation. There are a few simple steps to follow when you are starting an emergency food supply for your home. Here’s a basic list to get you started.

1. How many people are in your house?
In order to determine how much food you will need, you will first need to know how many people are in your house. Do you have extended family members living with you? You should always plan for the maximum amount of people who could be home at the time of an emergency. This will ensure that you are prepared for any kind of emergency at any time. Don’t forget about any pets that might be in your house too!

2. How far away do you live?
When an emergency situation arises, you will need to consider your location. How far away emergency personnel is from your home should play a factor in how much emergency food you keep in your stash. If you live out in the middle of the woods and are threatened by blizzards that make the roads impossible to travel, you may want to think about a long-term supply of food. If you live in a city, pretty close to stores and the local fire and police stations, you may not need as large of a kit. But in the case of emergency food, it is always better to plan for too much.

3. Where will you keep your long term food supply?
Location is another key factor in your emergency food supply. Our food kits should be kept in a cool, dark place in order to preserve them for the maximum amount of time. Food that is kept in an area that goes from hot to cold frequently can experience a shorter storage time before they expire. Make sure you find a place out of direct sunlight like a basement, but pick a spot that will be out of the way and where your supply will stay dry and safe.

4. What do you have?
Make sure you keep a list of what you have in your stash. In an emergency, it can be easy to forget what you have packed away. You may be panicking about other things, so don’t waste your time trying to remember what is in your kit. A written list on your kit will save you time and give you peace of mind.

5. Where are your other supplies?
Keep everything together. Other emergency supplies that you may need include flashlights, batteries, emergency radio, blankets, and a first aid kit. Keep all of these items along with your emergency food kit so you will be prepared for anything.

Our kits contain all the food you will need to keep your family safe. We offer everything from a couple of days up to an entire year’s worth of food all packaged in an easy to store kit. Our food kits are designed to last 25 years in storage, giving you the peace of mind that you will be prepared when an emergency strikes.